On September 25th, 13 graduates of the Administrative Careers Training Program celebrated their completion of the program in a Zoom graduation ceremony. Seventy-five people, including the graduates, family, friends, community members, Opportunity Junction staff, current trainees, and alumni, attended our celebration of their accomplishments.
The Class 62 graduates turned the shelter-in-place crisis into opportunity and completed our first ever all-online training class. They committed to the new Zoom format and to supporting each other as they mastered Microsoft Office. Two members of Class 62 already have job offers!
Please join Opportunity Junction in congratulating Class 62 graduates: Destiny Corral, Evelyn Espinal, Gregory Merino, Jessie Davis, Linsley Morales, Maria Ochoa, Monica Webb, Pauline Gaona, Rocio Pena deErazo, Sabrina Thomas, Shantavia Killings, Tenisa Pelesauma, and Tevin Caranto.
Keynote speaker Matt Tillman, President of Plateau Data Services, a financial services marketing company that operates RateMarketplace.com., shared his personal experience working five jobs at one time to pay for his education and relying on his entrepreneurial spirit to guide him through career decisions. Matt has served on the Board of Directors for Opportunity Junction for 2 ½ years and currently serves as the chair of the marketing committee. He is passionate about matters involving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and serves as the chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force of the Leads Council.
The Administrative Careers Training Program prepares motivated East Contra Costa workers for professional administrative roles, including administrative assistant, officer manager, and customer service representative. Trainees complete 12 weeks of coursework leading to Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.